In the UK, girls are open with their parents about sex and dating. Girlfriend number three, who came from a conservative family, would often talk about the importance of transparency and honesty, but would lie to her parents about where she was staying, afraid of what they might think of her.

I've never known a British girl unable to openly talk about who she is sleeping with.

As a young, single British guy crossing the Atlantic for a career in the United States, I was extremely curious about the dating life that was in store.

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Sadly, when we were suddenly thrust into a long distance relationship, the reality set in that it was putting too much stress on our careers.

So with a heavy heart, it was the end of a fairytale love affair.

They had an extremely strong relationship and it was based on honesty and openness.

And while American girls find it hard to be upfront about their dating lives to parents, they are, somewhat confusingly, incredibly forward on dates when it comes to sex.

I remember one girl I went out with from the UK whose mother knew all of her intimate details.

It was a bit embarrassing when I finally met her, but hey, better be honest than conceal the truth?They worry more about their appearance, political correctness and how others perceive them.There is more emphasis on "keeping up appearances," especially on the West Coast where I have been living for the past six months.The Brit eerily reminded me of myself—she ate quickly, washed her food down with beer, and generally wasn't too concerned about how she might look to the outside world, let alone me.The American, with seemingly impeccable etiquette, ate slowly and cautiously, ensuring the kale salad she was munching on didn't wrap around her big, pearly white teeth.On my first date with girlfriend number six, we went dancing before playing bocce in Brooklyn.